Monday, July 25, 2005


THEMIS's ground network of all sky imagers will have the density and time resolution to detect auroral onset within 10s and 0.5 degrees of longitude. The University of Calgary will deploy 16 imagers across Canada, combined with imagers in Alaska the THEMIS array will consist of 20 ground-based observatories (GBOs). Each GBO will consist of a white light all sky camera and a host of support equipment such as a computer, GPS antenna, and a satellite dish (in the event that an internet connection is not available at the site). [more information on GBOs]

It is always important to move the mind to encompass greater potentials, even within the confines of the physics we understand, and move this, to the natural world we see, while we witness it's glory.

Astronaut's view of the Aurora Australis, or southern lights, from aboard Space Shuttle Discovery 1991 (Courtesy: NASA)

Those more adventourous, and with better visonistic qualities , and those having consumed models of apprehension, might be able to talk about these things in ways that we are not accustomed too?

Like learning a new language, and conceptual framework, that loosens those things we hold so tight, that no room is granted for the neurons to fire new pathways?

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